By The Poet 25 Comments
Previously, I have identified iconic #1 issues and compared the original #1s to these New 52 #1 titles. Today, I thought I would ask the question, "Will any of the New 52 become Iconic?"
What does it mean to be Iconic?
I don't know about all of you, but i think a comic should have a unique cover to be remembered; that makes the consumer more interested in it. For me, if this is not the first time a character has appeared, we should have a refreshment on what the character is like, mixed with a story which is new. The story must face the test of time and still be popular years after ward to be iconic.
So what is you oppinion?
If someone were to find one of the first issues of the New 52 comics seventy years in the future, would that comic be worth anything? Consider this: Action comics #1 (the first one) was published Seventy Three years ago. In the time sense, it has become the most iconic #1 issue around. In addition, most original prints of the issue have become worth (depending on the quality) from $350,000 to over 1 Million Dollars!
This might be caused by the fact that they published only 200,000 copies in the first run. According to one source:
The first issue proved to be very successful that the next print run of the series would soon reach 1,000,000 copies per month
So would avalability be a factor in the iconic-ness of a comic? If that is true, then will this new age of comics affect the New 52's value? I mean, Action comics #1 (the new one) is going to have its 3rd printing! I don't have the figures, but thats a lot of comics! and with help of sites like Comixology, more people have access to it digitally. So, with this masive amount of Action Comics #1, what will the value of an issue 70 years from now be? Will it be less? and how would digital comics fit in?
So, What do YOU think? Are any of them iconic? What price will they be like? why do you think it would be? I want to hear from you!